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Writing Put to the Test

Teaching for the High Stakes Essay, 1st Edition

By Amy Benjamin


144 pages

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This book helps educators improve students’ ability to write clear, coherent essays in response to on-demand writing prompts. While it focuses on students’ abilities to succeed at on-demand writing, it also promotes the teaching of writing as an expression of art and self. For grades 4 -12, it provides examples of responses to narrative and persuasive prompts, and provides savvy advice about what scorers look for.

Table of Contents

About the Author

Introduction On-Demand Writing

Writing Instruction in the Age of Testing


Using the Test Itself as a Teaching Tool

Teaching Writing Through Rhetorical Modes

The Narrative Prompt

The Persuasive Prompt

Assistive Intervention That Works to Improve Writing

Problem Solvers

From Speech to Writing

Language and Error

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